Social Capital and Satisfaction with Life during the COVID -19 Pandemic: A Case Study on Coaches

Davut Atılgan, Yalçın Tükel
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This study aims to examine whether there is a difference between the social capital levels and life satisfaction of coaches in terms of some demographic variables. The research sample consists of 251 coaches working at Directorates of Youth Services and Sports of Kahramanmaras and Konya Provincial located in Turkey. The research is a quantitative study carried out in the relational survey model. The data of the research were analyzed using the Jamovi 1.6.12 statistical software program. Arithmetic means, standard deviation, t-test, and One Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) tests were used for data analysis. In addition, correlation analysis was used to determine the relationship between variables while regression analysis was used to test the predictive effect of the independent variable on the dependent variable. As a result of the research, it was found that the social capital scale mean score of the participants was high, and the mean score of the coaches regarding the life satisfaction scale was moderate. It was determined that participants' scores on the social capital scale differed significantly in terms of gender, active participation in sports, age, coach rank, and branch variables and that the scores of the life satisfaction scale differed significantly in terms of marital status and income-welfare variables. It was concluded that as the perceived social capital of the coaches increases, their life satisfaction increases and that the social capital scale is a significant predictor of life satisfaction. 


COVID-19, Coach, Social capital, Life satisfaction, Sport sciences, Physical education, Exercise and sport psychology

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Atilgan, D. & Tukel, Y. (2021). Social capital and satisfaction with life during the COVID-19 pandemic: A case study on coaches. International Journal on Social and Education Sciences (IJonSES), 3(2), 342-359.



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